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February 11, 2012

X11 session manager

I had an old Sony Vaio a PCG-F801 which would only boot from Hard drive or floppy. I decided the only way was move the HD to a Toshiba laptop and install Zenwalk. This I did an reinstalled the HD back into the Sony, twice. The first time I allowed xorg to choose display, the 2nd time I set it to svga. On both occasions it seemed to load everything until it reached xorg and then went into a loop, the difference being that with svga the xorg symbol reacted to mouse movements.
If someone knows the answer to my problem could you please spell it out in detail, as this is is my first attempt at Linux and I know absolutely nothing about command lines, even how to get there, but willing to learn.
Some details I know.- 12.1"LCD TFT screen, 3D-graphic accelerator with shared video memory.

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